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Diamondman Challenge Sprint Tri & Du - Formerly Lums Pond Tri & Du

Race Details

Diamondman Challenge Sprint Tri

: Swim ¼ Mile, Bike 19.5 Miles, Run 3.3 Miles

Diamondman Challenge Sprint Du

: Run 2 Miles, Bike 19.5 Miles, Run 3.3 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Start Time: 5:30 AM
Location: Lums Pond State Park
City/State/Zip: Bear, Delaware
Country: USA
Race Website:
Join us for the Diamondman Challenge Weekend.  We are excited to combine an exciting weekend for you with the following formats - please see itinerary for specific times:

Friday - Swim Warm-Up and Safety Clinic and Early Packet Pickup.  Available for Sprint and Half Iron Racers.

Saturday - Diamondman Challenge YOUTH Triathlon (formerly Lums Pond Youth Tri)
Saturday - Diamondman Challenge ADULT Sprint Tri & Du (formerly Lums Pond Tri & Du)
Saturday - Swim Warm-Up and Safety Clinic and Early Packet Pickup for Half Iron Racers.

Sunday - Diamondman Challenge Half Iron Tri (formerly Delaware Diamondman Triathlon) and Half Iron Du (new this year).

Challenge yourself to any of these races OR on both days!!
Course Information:
Swim - 1/2 mile -
  • Expected water temperature around 76 degrees.  Wetsuits allowed and optional if water temperature is 78 degrees or less taken on race morning.  Come prepared with a wetsuit just in case. 
  • Swim Cut Off Rule.  All participants are expected to be able to complete the swim discipline maintaining a steady consistent stroke and able to maintain on course.  Lifeguards are provided for emergency situations and to prevent swimmers from drowning.  Any swimmer who is in constant need of aid from lifeguards along the swim is considered to be a hazard to themselves and other swimmers and has not prepared properly for the race (this includes breaks, and redirection on course).  If a lifeguard at any point feels an athlete is taking too much attention, the lifeguard reserves the right to remove the athlete from the race.  This removal will result in a DNF (Did Not Finish) from the entire race (the athlete will not be allowed to compete in the bike or run) at which point athlete must hand in their timing chip to lifeguard or designated staff person.  

Run - 2 miles - duathlon's firat leg - Out and back course.  Flat and Fast.

  • Start near transition area.  Simulataneous start with the triathlon's first wave.
  • Stay to the right of each other.  Some grass and some paved road.  The 1 mile mark is at the first water table at mile 1 of the run course - this is where you make a right to left u-turn.
  • Run into Transition Area

Bike - 19.5 miles - Flat and Fast.

  • Exit Transition area and head out the main entrance of Lums Pond.
  • Right out of Main Entrance of Lums Pond onto Howell School Road.
  • Right onto Route 71 (Red Lion Road).  Sharp turn!!  Slow down!!
  • Left onto Chesapeake City Road.
  • Right onto Frazer Road.
  • Left onto Denny Road.  Sharp turn!!  Slow down!!
  • Left onto Steele Road.
  • Left onto Chesapeake City Road.
  • Right onto Route 71 (Red Lion Road)
  • Left onto Howell School Road before the RR tracks.
  • Left into Main Entrance of Lums Pond and head back to beach are (area #1) at the Transition Area.

Run - 3.3 miles - final leg for both duathlon and triathlon.  Out, a counter clock-wise loop, and back course.  This is a new course. 

Previous Results:

  • 2012 Results at Triathlon / Duathlon

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